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The Internet Archive Console Living Room harkens back to the revolution of the change in the hearth of the home, when the fireplace and later television were transformed by gaming consoles into a center of videogame entertainment. Connected via strange adapters and relying on the television's speaker to put out beeps and boops, these games were resplendent with simple graphics and simpler rules.

The home console market is credited with slowly shifting attention from the arcade craze of the early 1980s and causing arcades to shrink in popularity, leaving a small percentage of what once were many.

Through use of the JSMESS emulator system, which allows direct access to these programs in your browser with no additional plugins or settings, these games can be enjoyed again. Simply click on the screenshot or "Emulate This" button for each individual cartridge, and on modern browsers the games will just start to run. As nostalgia, a teaching tool, or just plain fun, you'll find hundreds of the games that started a billion-dollar industry.

These games are best enjoyed in an up to date version of a modern browser. Currently, there is no sound in the games, although that feature will be added soon. Please read carefully regarding key mappings of the games and programs, to use them in your browser.

Simply click on a system below to browse through available games and cartridges and try them out. Where possible, links to manuals and additional information are available for reference.

Atari 2600

The Atari 2600 a video game console released in September 1977 by Atari, Inc. It is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and ROM cartridges containing game code, a format first used with the Fairchild Channel F, instead of having non-microprocessor dedicated hardware with all games built in. The console was originally sold as the Atari VCS, for Video Computer System. Following the release of the Atari 5200, in 1982, the VCS was renamed "Atari 2600", after the unit's Atari part number, CX2600. The 2600 was typically bundled with two joystick controllers, a conjoined pair of paddle controllers, and a cartridge game—initially Combat and later Pac-Man. The Atari 2600 was wildly successful, and during much of the 1980s, "Atari" was a synonym for this model in mainstream media and, by extension, for video games in general. The Atari 2600 was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong in Rochester, New York in 2007. In 2009, the Atari 2600 was named the second greatest video game console of all time by IGN, who cited its remarkable role as the console behind both the first video game boom and the video game crash of 1983, and called it "the console that our entire industry is built upon."
Atari 7800

The Atari 7800 ProSystem, or simply the Atari 7800, is a video game console officially released by Atari Corporation in January 1986. The 1986 launch is sometimes referred to as a "re-release" or "relaunch" because the Atari 7800 had originally been announced in May 1984, to replace Atari Inc.'s Atari 5200, but a general release was shelved due to the sale of the company. In January 1986, the 7800 was relaunched and would compete that year with the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Sega Master System. It had simple digital joysticks and was almost fully backward-compatible with the Atari 2600, the first console to have backward compatibility without the use of additional modules. It was considered affordable at a price of US$140.

Coleco ColecoVision

The ColecoVision is Coleco Industries' second generation home video game console, which was released in August 1982. The ColecoVision offered near-arcade-quality graphics and gaming style along with the means to expand the system's basic hardware. Released with a catalog of 12 launch titles, with an additional 10 games announced for 1982, approximately 145 titles in total were published as ROM cartridges for the system between 1982 and 1984.

Magnavox Odyssey2

The Magnavox Odyssey², known in Europe as the Philips Videopac G7000, in Brazil as the Philips Odyssey, in the United States as the Magnavox Odyssey² and the Philips Odyssey², and also by many other names, is a video game console released in 1978. In the early 1970s, Magnavox was an innovator in the home video game industry. They succeeded in bringing the first home video game system to market, the Odyssey, which was quickly followed by a number of later models, each with a few technological improvements (Magnavox Odyssey Series). In 1978, Magnavox, now a subsidiary of North American Philips, released the Odyssey², its new second-generation video game console.

Bally Astrocade

The Astrocade is a second generation video game console and simple computer system designed by a team at Midway, the videogame division of Bally. It was marketed only for a limited time before Bally decided to exit the market. The rights were later picked up by a third-party company, who re-released it and sold it until around 1983. The Astrocade is particularly notable for its very powerful graphics capabilities for the time of release, and for the difficulty in accessing those capabilities.

Sega SG-1000

The SG-1000 (エスジー・セン Esujī Sen?), which stands for Sega Game 1000, was a cartridge-based video game console manufactured by Sega. This system marked Sega's first entry into the home video game hardware business, and while the system was not popular, it provided the basis for the more successful Master System. The SG-1000 was first released to the Japanese market on July 15, 1983. Incidentally, this is exactly the same day that Nintendo's Family Computer was released. The console reached minor success in that market and sold moderately well within Asia until 1985. The system was launched in New Zealand as released by Grandstand Leisure Limited, Australia by John Sands and in other countries, such as France, Italy, Spain, and South Africa. The console in its original form was never launched in North America or the UK.

Emerson Arcadia 2001

The Emerson Arcadia 2001 is a second-generation 8-bit console released by Emerson Radio Corp in 1982 following the release of ColecoVision. It was discontinued only 18 months later, with a total of 35 games having been released. Emerson licensed the Arcadia 2001 to Bandai which released it in Japan, and over 30 Arcadia clones exist.

Watara SuperVision

The Watara SuperVision (also known as the QuickShot Supervision in the UK) is a monochrome handheld game console, originating from Asia, and introduced in 1992 as a cut-price competitor for Nintendo's Game Boy. It came packaged with a game called Crystball, which is similar to Breakout. One unique feature of the Supervision was that it could be linked up to a television via a link cable. Games played in this way would display in four colors, much like Nintendo's Super Game Boy add-on for the SNES. A full color TV link was also in the works, but because of the Supervision's failure to make a major impression among gamers it was cancelled, along with the games which were in development for it.

APF-MP1000

The APF-MP1000 is an early 8-bit cartridge-based game console released in 1978 by APF Electronics Inc. The controllers are non-detachable joysticks which also have numeric keypads. The APF-MP1000 can only be used with a color TV and comes built-in with the game Rocket Patrol. The APF-MP1000 is a part of the APF Imagination Machine. It is the successor to the APF TV Fun line of first generation consoles.

Entec Adventurevision

The Entec Adventurevision is a self-contained (no external monitor is required) cartridge-based video game console released by Entex Industries in 1982. One particular feature of the Adventure Vision is its "monitor." Rather than using an LCD screen or an external television set like other systems of the time, the Adventure Vision uses a single vertical line of 40 red LEDs combined with a spinning mirror inside the casing. This allows for a screen resolution of 150 × 40 pixels. Another product using this technique was produced by Nintendo in the mid 1990s – the Virtual Boy – another product which, while technically ahead of its time like the Adventure Vision, was doomed to failure in the open market.

Channel F

The Channel F is a game console released by Fairchild Semiconductor in November 1976 at the retail price of $169.95 (equivalent to $700 in 2014). It has the distinction of being the first programmable ROM cartridge–based video game console, and the first console to use a microprocessor. It was launched as the Video Entertainment System, or VES, but when Atari released their VCS the next year, Fairchild renamed its machine. By 1977, the Fairchild Channel F had sold 250,000 units and trailed behind the VCS. The Channel F electronics were designed by Jerry Lawson using the Fairchild F8 CPU, the first public outing of this processor. The F8 was very complex compared to the typical integrated circuits of the day, and had more inputs and outputs than other contemporary chips. Because chip packaging was not available with enough pins, the F8 was instead fabricated as a pair of chips that had to be used together to form a complete CPU.

The Sega Master System

The Master System (マスターシステム Masutā Shisutemu?), often called the Sega Master System or SMS, is an 8-bit third-generation video game console that was manufactured by Sega. It was originally released in 1985 as the Sega Mark III in Japan and then redesigned and redesignated the Master System for release in 1986 in North America, 1987 in Europe and Japan, and 1989 in Brazil. The original Master System could play both cartridges and the credit card-sized "Sega Cards," which retailed for cheaper prices than cartridges but had lower storage capacity, while later models removed the card slot. The Master System also featured accessories such as a light gun and 3D glasses which were designed to work with a range of specially coded games.

Amstrad GX4000

The Amstrad GX-4000 is Amstrad's short-lived attempt to enter the games console market. The console was released in Europe in 1990 and was an upgraded design based on the then still-popular CPC technology. The GX4000 shared hardware architecture with Amstrad's CPC Plus computer line, which was released concurrently. This allowed the system to be compatible with the majority of CPC Plus software. The GX4000 was both Amstrad's first and only attempt at entering the console market. Although offering enhanced graphics capabilities, it failed to gain popularity in the market, and was quickly discontinued, selling 15,000 units in total.

Sega Genesis

The Sega Genesis, also known as Mega Drive (Japanese: メガドライブ Hepburn: Mega Doraibu?) in most regions outside North America, is a 16-bit video game console which was developed and sold by Sega Enterprises, Ltd. The Genesis is Sega's third console and the successor to the Master System. Designed by an R&D team supervised by Masami Ishikawa, the Genesis hardware was adapted from Sega's System 16 arcade board, centered around a Motorola 68000 processor as a primary CPU and a Zilog Z80 as a secondary processor. The system supports a library of over 900 games created both by Sega and a wide array of third-party publishers and delivered on ROM-based cartridges. It can also play the complete library of Master System games when the separately sold Power Base Converter is installed. The Genesis also benefited from numerous peripherals and several network services, as well as multiple first-party and third-party variations of the console that focused on extending its functionality. By the end of 1994, when a new generation of 32-bit consoles rendered the system technologically obsolete, the Genesis had sold 29 million units worldwide, and by the end of its life Sega had sold an estimated 40 million units.

Epoch Game Pocket Computer

The Epoch Game Pocket Computer is a handheld game console released by Epoch in Japan in 1984. It was one of the very few truly handheld systems to be released in the early 1980s, preceding the Game Boy by 5 years. The Game Pocket Computer used an LCD screen with a 75 × 64 resolution, and could produce graphics at about the same level as early Atari 2600 games. The system was a failure in Japan, and as a result, only 5 games were made for it. A puzzle game and a paint program were built into the system. It was powered by 4 AA batteries, and screen's brightness could be adjusted by the user. Possibly due to its failure in Japan, the Game Pocket Computer was never released in North America. The unit is extremely rare, and units on eBay can go for hundreds of dollars, when and if they turn up.

Mega Duck WG-108

The Mega Duck WG-108 (also known as Cougar Boy) is a handheld game console that was produced by Hong Kong-based Welback Holdings through its Timlex International division and came on the market in 1993. It was marketed under various different brands worldwide including Creatronic and Videojet. It was sold for about fl 129 in the Netherlands, and for a similar price in France and Germany. In South America (mainly in Brazil), the Chinese-made Creatronic version was distributed by Cougar USA, also known as "Cougar Electronic Organization", and sold as the "Cougar Boy".

Sega Game Gear

The Sega Game Gear (セガゲームギア) is a handheld video game console developed by Sega and released in late 1990 as a response to Nintendo's Game Boy handheld . It is a full colour console and was Sega's first attempt to compete in the handheld games market (the second being the Sega Nomad — a handheld Sega Mega Drive). In South Korea it is known as the Handy Gam*Boy (핸디겜보이). The Sega Game Gear is a "portable" device which was designed to address problems with Nintendo's Game Boy. It is held lengthwise at the sides (preventing the cramping of hands which plagued Nintendo's system) and has a backlit, colour LCD screen, allowing for clearer and more vibrant visuals than its main rival. Similarly to the Sega Mega Drive, which at the time was Sega's main focus in the home console market, the Sega Game Gear is derived from the earlier Sega Master System. Unlike the Mega Drive, however, the Game Gear is largely identical to the Master System, the major difference being a VDP capable of displaying palettes consisting of a wider variety of colors, and the playback of stereo sound. Game Gear games traditionally run at a smaller resolution too, although with a screen built similarily to televisions of the era, the Game Gear is fully capable of playing games in higher resolutions. Game Gears were also manufactured at a time where capacitor problems were rampant across the electronics industry. As a result, screen and audio failures are common, and fixes are not always simple.

Epoch Super Cassette Vision

The Epoch Super Cassette Vision (カセットビジョン Kasetto Bijon?) was a video game console made by Epoch and released in Japan on July 30, 1981. The console used cartridges and it has the distinction of being the first successful programmable console video game system to be made in Japan. The system retailed for 13,500 yen, with games going for 4,000. It is believed, though not confirmed, that Sega and/or SNK made games for the Cassette Vision. Its graphics were less refined than the Atari 2600, and the only controls were four knobs (two to a player, one for horizontal movement, one for vertical) built into the console itself, along with two fire buttons to a player. Though the Cassette Vision was not a fantastic seller, it managed to spawn off a smaller, cheaper version called the Cassette Vision Jr. and a successor called the Super Cassette Vision. The latter was released in 1984, and was sold in Europe, with little success. Except for their failed Game Pocket Computer handheld system, Epoch never had another system released.

Bandai Super Vision 8000

The Bandai Super Vision 8000 is a video game console released by Bandai in 1979 belonging to the second generation. The console can be directly connected to a TV. This console was the last of the Bandai TV Jack console series but was completely different from the other consoles of the series. The Super Vision 8000 had a central CPU. The other consoles belonged to the first generation: they didn't feature a microprocessor, and were based on custom codeless state machine computers consisting of discrete logic circuits comprising each element of the game itself (Pong-style console).

Socrates

The VTech Socrates is an educational video game console released in 1988 by VTech. The console featured a robot character Socrates, named after the philosopher. The character is visually similar to Johnny Five from the Short Circuit movies. The system featured standard wireless controllers that communicated via infrared reception. In Germany, the system was sold by "Yeno" under the name "Prof. Weiss-Alles". The graphics and sound of the games were noticeably slow, with the system often taking several seconds to complete drawing and color filling a static picture; small areas could move more quickly. There was a very noticeable delay between user input and the system responding. Response times did not seem to be affected by the presence or absence of the voice cartridge. The system was quite expensive upon its initial release; most consoles saw prices of up to $130. Due to the price and the competition with VTech's other products, including the Whiz Kid systems, the Socrates was phased out after only a few years. Today, it is considered rare.

Super A'Can

The Super A'Can is a console that was released exclusively in Taiwan in 1995 by Funtech. Inside is a Motorola 68000, also used in the Sega Genesis and Neo Geo. Twelve games have been confirmed to exist for the system. The twelve (12) confirmed games, with an additional nine (9) protos rumored to be in existence, were released in rather large, SNES-like cartridges. Games were presented in cardboard boxes featuring flamboyant artwork and included a plastic game holder along with the instruction manual (also well presented). This matched the fun and playful design of the systems packaging. Overall game graphics and play are very similar to the Neo Geo and SNES. Bold, vibrant colors are pleasantly displayed in 2D environments. One of the best games for this system is C.U.G., a Super Mario type clone. The Super A'Can failed miserably due to utilizing outdated technology and being initially offered for sale at an exorbitant price. Very few of these systems were sold and it has been reported that Funtech Entertainment Corporation lost $6 million USD in this venture. Unsold units were disassembled and were parted out to various companies in the USA and abroad.

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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Master System
Feb 14, 2019
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Alex Kidd in Shinobi World is a side-scrolling action game produced by Sega that was originally released for the Master System in 1990 and later re-released for the Wii Virtual Console in 2009. Although developed in Japan, it was released exclusively for the overseas market (North America, Europe and Brazil), with the American version being produced in limited quantities. The game stars Alex Kidd in a parody version of Sega's ninja-themed action game Shinobi, where Alex Kidd fights against...
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Master System
Feb 14, 2019
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Wonder Boy III 1989 Sega
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Genesis
Feb 14, 2019 Funcom/Sunsoft
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Daze Before Christmas is a video game developed by Norwegian video game development company Funcom and originally released by Sunsoft onto the Sega Mega Drive in 1994 exclusively in Australia. A version was also released for the Super NES both in Europe (only in Germany) and Australia. A North American release was planned however it was canceled. It is one of the last games to be released by Sunsoft's USA division. The game is one of the few Christmas-themed video games to see commercial...
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Playstation (PSX)
Feb 8, 2019 Sony Computer Entertainment America
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Topics: 1-2 player games, Arcade, ESRB rating M, Fighting, Sci-Fi / Futuristic
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Coleco Colecovision
Feb 2, 2019
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Frantic Freddy (1983)(Spectravideo) A tall building is on fire, and while all the human inhabitants seem to be safe, their cats are trapped in the flames. It is up to the brave fireman Frantic Freddy to save all the cats, floor by floor. Frantic Freddy is an arcade action game where Freddy must run back and forth on the ground, dodging falling rubbish while shooting water at flames in the windows of a building. When all fires are extinguished, the...
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Playstation (PSX)
Jan 25, 2019 Ubi Soft Entertainment Software
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Topics: 1 player games, ESRB rating EC, Educational, Platformer
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Genesis
Dec 21, 2018 Sega
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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ2 Sonikku za Hejjihoggu Tsū?) is a platform video game developed by Sonic Team and Sega Technical Institute, and published by Sega. The game is an installment in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, and focuses on the protagonist Sonic the Hedgehog and his friend, a fox named Miles "Tails" Prower, who must stop the series antagonist Dr. Ivo Robotnik from stealing the Chaos Emeralds to power his Death Egg space station. Originally...
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Playstation (PSX)
Dec 18, 2018 Namco
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Topics: 1-2 player games, Arcade, Compilation, ESRB rating KA
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Coleco Colecovision
Dec 9, 2018 Mattel
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The object of the game is to complete a number of hamburgers while avoiding enemy foods. When main protagonist, chef Peter Pepper, the player's character, walks the length of an ingredient (bun, meat patty, tomato, etc.), it falls one level. If it lands atop another ingredient, the latter in turn falls one level. A burger is completed when all vertically aligned ingredients have been dropped out of the maze and onto a waiting plate. Once all burgers are completed, the game level is finished....
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
Dec 5, 2018 Atari
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Click here to view the manual to this game. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (also referred to simply as E.T.) is a 1982 adventure video game developed and published by Atari, Inc. for the Atari 2600 video game console. It is based on the film of the same name, and was designed by Howard Scott Warshaw. The objective of the game is to guide the eponymous character through various screens to collect three pieces of an interplanetary telephone that will allow him to contact his home planet. Warshaw...
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Playstation (PSX)
Dec 4, 2018 Jaleco USA
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Topics: 1-2 player games, ESRB rating T, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Strategy / Tactics, Turn-based
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Dec 2, 2018 Hasbro Interactive
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Topics: 1-3 player games, ESRB rating E, Quiz, Strategy / Tactics
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Genesis
Nov 25, 2018 Codemasters
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Psycho Pinball is a 1994 pinball video game published and developed by Codemasters, released for the Sega Mega Drive in the United Kingdom, and DOS personal computers in the U.S. There are four differently themed tables; Wild West (American Old West), Trick or Treat (Halloween), The Abyss (Caribbean underwater), and finally Psycho (an amusement park). While the first three are regular tables, Psycho broke new ground; it is connected to the others by activating certain jumpers, then launching...
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Playstation (PSX)
Nov 1, 2018 989 Studios
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favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 1-2 player games, ESRB rating E, Hockey, Sports
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Entex Adventure Vision
Oct 30, 2018
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Space Force 1982 Entex Industries
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Genesis
Oct 29, 2018 Techno Soft
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Thunder Force IV is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up video game developed by Technosoft as the fourth installment of the Thunder Force series. It was released respectively in July and September 1992 for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis console in Japan and the United States, and in December of the same year in Europe. In the USA, Sega of America decided to rename the game as Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar [sic]. In Europe the name was left as Thunder Force IV. Taking place directly after...
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Genesis
Oct 24, 2018 Disney/Eurocom/Virgin
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Walt Disney's The Jungle Book is a series of video games based on the 1967 Disney animated film The Jungle Book, primarily released in 1994. It was first released by Virgin Interactive in 1993 for the Sega Master System. Conversions for the Game Boy, NES (for which it was one of the last titles released by a third-party developer), Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Sega Game Gear, Super NES, and PC followed in 1994, and a remake for the Game Boy Advance was released in 2003. While gameplay is the same...
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Oct 24, 2018 Sony Computer Entertainment America
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 1 player games, ESRB rating E, Platformer
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Oct 24, 2018 Electronic Arts
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Topics: 1-2 player games, ESRB rating T, Racing / Driving
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Oct 24, 2018 Rockstar Games
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Topics: 1 player games, ESRB rating T, Racing / Driving, Shooting
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Oct 24, 2018 Electronic Arts
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From Mobygames.com. Original Entry
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Topics: 1 player games, ESRB rating T, Racing / Driving, Shooting
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Coleco Colecovision
Oct 11, 2018
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Super DK! (1982)(Nintendo)(proto)
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 7800
Sep 30, 2018
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Click here to read the manual for this game. George, Lizzy and Ralph were just ordinary Americans, until an experiment went wrong, turning them into a Gorilla, Lizard and Werewolf respectively. Following this, the three of them plan to go round destroying buildings, and up to 3 human players can join in. Smashing at the edges of the buildings for long enough will make them collapse. The police and military are after you, and will shoot at you, so try to destroy them (failing that, you can avoid...
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Playstation (PSX)
Sep 28, 2018 The Codemasters Software Company
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 1-2 player games, ESRB rating E, Racing / Driving
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Master System
Sep 22, 2018
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Psycho Fox 1989 Sega
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 7800
Sep 12, 2018
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Click here to read the manual for this game. Asteroids is a conversion of the arcade game of the same name. Play the role of a spaceship pilot trapped in a gigantic asteroid cloud and pulverize incoming asteroids with the ship's photon cannon. When all asteroids are destroyed, the player can then move on to the next round. In addition to the asteroids, the player will also face an Alien Robot Saucer which shoots randomly across the screen. The player using the controller may rotate the ship...
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 7800
Aug 15, 2018 Atari
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From Atari Age , by Mitchell Orman: If you were looking for an official Atari manual then I'm afraid you are going to be disappointed. Atari never released the 7800 service manual that would have included the information about the Diagnostic Test Cartridge. With this page I am going to try and document some of the things that I have discovered about it. The main purpose of the Diagnostic Cartridge would seem to be the adjustment of the 7800 specific color pot. The other color pot and sundry...
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
Aug 10, 2018
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Custer's Revenge is a controversial video game made for the Atari 2600 by Mystique, a company that produced a number of adult video game titles for the system. The player character is based on General George Armstrong Custer. The game was first released on October 13, 1982, and has received significant criticism because of its crude simulation of a rape of a Native American woman. In the game, the player controls the character of Custer, depicted as a man wearing nothing but a cavalry hat,...
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Genesis
Jul 9, 2018 RJSoft
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Street Fucker 2000 RJSoft PD
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Playstation (PSX)
Jul 5, 2018 Hasbro Interactive
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( 1 reviews )
Topics: 1-6 player games, Board games, ESRB rating E, Simulation
Playstation (PSX)
Jun 29, 2018 Hasbro Interactive
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comment 1
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 1-2 player games, ESRB rating E, Platformer
Playstation (PSX)
Jun 29, 2018 Hasbro Interactive
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 1-2 player games, Arcade, ESRB rating E, Platformer
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
Jun 25, 2018 Activision
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Click here to view the manual to this game. River Raid is a scrolling shooter video game designed and developed by Carol Shaw, and published by Activision in 1982 for the Atari 2600 video game console. Activision later ported the title to the Atari 5200, ColecoVision, and Intellivision game consoles, as well as to the Commodore 64, IBM PCjr, MSX, ZX Spectrum, and Atari 8-bit family home computers. Viewing from a top-down perspective, the player flies a fighter jet over the River of No Return in...
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Magnavox Odyssey 2
Jun 1, 2018
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To read the manual for this game, go here . You control an acrobat on a moving see-saw, launching your fellow acrobat into the air to pop balloons and defy gravity in an act that would’ve done old Barnum proud! But what goes up must come down, and your airborne acrobat, if he doesn’t bounce upward upon impact with more balloons, will plummet at alarming speed. You have to catch him with the empty end of the see-saw, thus catapulting the other acrobat into a fresh round of inflatable...
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 7800
May 12, 2018
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Click here to read the manual for this game. The evil Akuma has destroyed the protagonist's homeland, killed many of his friends and kidnapped the princess Mariko. Fortunately, the hero is skilled in martial arts, so his inevitable quest to reach Akuma's palace and rescue Mariko has a chance of success. Karateka is viewed from the side and features a succession of increasingly difficult opponents. Three types of punches and kicks are available to both the player character and his foes,...
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 7800
May 12, 2018 Atari
software
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Click here to read the manual for this game. You play as Charley trying to eat an ice cream cone. But first you must avoid the chefs that are out to get you: Angelo, Zorba, Oscar, and Jacques. Avoid the food thrown at you by the chefs to get the cone. You can also throw your own food at the chefs to slow them down. In Food Fight, the player controls a young boy named Charley Chuck. The object of the game is to eat an ice cream cone located on the opposite side of an open playfield. The ice...
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Playstation (PSX)
May 2, 2018 Konami of America
software
eye 34
favorite 2
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Topics: 1 player games, ESRB rating M, Fantasy, RPG, Strategy / Tactics, Turn-based
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Genesis
May 2, 2018 Konami
software
eye 8,727
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Contra: Hard Corps, released in Japan as Contra: The Hard Corps (魂斗羅 ザ・ハードコア?) and in Europe and Australia as Probotector, is a side-scrolling run and gun-style shoot-'em-up video game released by Konami for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in 1994. It is part of the Contra series and serves as a follow-up to Contra III: The Alien Wars. The plot takes place several years after the events of that game. Contra: Hard Corps follows the same gameplay as its predecessors. New features...
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Magnavox Odyssey 2
Apr 17, 2018
software
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To view the manual for this game, go here . An elaborate game of tag, only the simian players have an advantage; human players, when tagged, must be “un-tagged” by the other player to return to the game.
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
Apr 11, 2018
software
eye 51,207
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Pitfall! is a video game released by Activision for the Atari 2600 in 1982. It is the second best-selling game made for the Atari 2600 (after Pac-Man), with over 4 million copies sold. The player must maneuver a character (Pitfall Harry) through a maze-like jungle in an attempt to recover 32 treasures in a 20-minute time period. Along the way, he must negotiate numerous hazards, including pits, quicksand, rolling logs, fire, rattlesnakes, scorpions, and crocodiles. Harry may jump over or...
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
Apr 6, 2018
software
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Journey Escape is a videogame developed and manufactured by Data Age in San Jose, California for the Atari 2600 console, and released in 1982. It stars the rock band Journey, one of the world's most popular acts at the time, and is based on their album Escape. The player must lead the band members to their "Scarab Escape Vehicle" (as featured on the cover) and protect the concert cash from "love-crazed" groupies, sneaky photographers, stage barriers and...
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Playstation (PSX)
Mar 30, 2018 Sony Computer Entertainment America
software
eye 30
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comment 1
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Topic: Demos
Mattel Aquarius
Mar 21, 2018
software
eye 421
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comment 1
Astrosmash (1982)(Mattel)
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Game Gear
Mar 18, 2018 Sega
software
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(The description below courtesy of MobyGames via a CC license .) Description This game is based on the anime and manga by manga artist CLAMP. In the land of Cephiro, the world was kept in peace and harmony by the wishes of Princess Emauraude, the Pillar of Balance. But the evil priest, Lord Zagato, has kidnapped Emauraude, and Cephiro is being invaded by deadly beasts. If this continues, Zagato will gain complete control of Cephiro! The only ones who can stop him are the legendary Magic...
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Game Gear
Mar 14, 2018 Sega
software
eye 20,695
favorite 21
comment 4
Aladdin 1994 Sega
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Genesis
Feb 9, 2018 Toaplan
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eye 1,069
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Zero Wing (ゼロウィング) is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game developed by Toaplan and published by Taito. The player is a lone hero who will save the universe from an evil force. It enjoyed a degree of success in arcades and was subsequently ported to the Genesis on May 31, 1991, in Japan. The European version was the source for All your base are belong to us , an Internet meme which plays off of the poorly translated English in the game's introduction. As with other scrolling...
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Magnavox Odyssey 2
Feb 7, 2018
software
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To view the manual for this game, go here . A one player maze game published and developed by Philips in 1983.
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Rockman Battle & Fighters (2000)(Capcom)(JP)[tr en]
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Bally Astrocade
Jan 20, 2018
software
eye 916
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Virtually a Pac-Man clone, Muncher incorporates a little of everything from its seed of inspiration, from the layout of the original maze, to the power-pellets, to the ghostly enemies, all found in the original Pac-Man .
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Bally Astrocade
Jan 20, 2018 Astrovision
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eye 2,288
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To read the manual for this game, click here . Challenge the Incredible Wizard and his creatures in their own environment: treacherous dungeons! Slip through the magic door to the other end of the dungeon, but prevent the super monster from escaping through it. Shoot the Incredible Wizard and experience the tremor of the entire dungeon as his magic wavers. Become a Worlord and play Worlord Dungeons - even go all the way to the PIT. Fantastic sounds and bonus plays make the Incredible Wizard...
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Bally Astrocade
Jan 20, 2018 Astrovision
software
eye 2,467
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To read the manual for this game, click here . GALACTIC INVASION 2011. Alien ships come at your missile launcher from every direction. They peel off from their formation singly or in groups of twos or threes. The more aliens you destroy, the more of their reinforcements attack. Each ship is piloted by a highly skilled captain capable of maneuvering with incredible agility. Realistic sounds add to the intensity. Up to 4 players. Aim your missiles at the alien ships and score points for each one...
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 7800
Jan 17, 2018
software
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Click here to read the Atari 7800 Xenophobe manual. Xenos. The very name strikes fear into every colonist's heart. A distress call is received from space stations orbiting your homeworld, then silence. A single ship escapes, piloted by a battered man who tells the tale of pods that hatch into acid-spitting Xenos. A small band of engineers has been dispatched to combat the Xeno threat before it takes over all the space stations and, eventually, your homeworld. Originally an arcade game,...
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
Jan 4, 2018
software
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Time Pilot is a multi-directional scrolling shooter and free-roaming aerial combat arcade game designed by Yoshiki Okamoto, released by Konami in 1982, and distributed in the United States by Centuri. Debuting in the golden age of video arcade games, it is a time travel themed game that allowed the player's plane to freely move across open air space that can scroll indefinitely in all directions. The Killer List of Videogames included Time Pilot in...
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Genesis
Jan 3, 2018 Sega
software
eye 13,421
favorite 32
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Golden Axe (ゴールデンアックス) is a side-scrolling, beat 'em up, hack and slash arcade video game released in 1989 by Sega for the System 16-B arcade hardware. It is the first game in the Golden Axe series. Makoto Uchida was the primary developer of the game and also was responsible for the creation of Altered Beast. The game was ported to the Mega Drive/Genesis and Master System, among others. The game takes place in the fictional land of Yuria, a Conan the Barbarian-style high...
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Genesis
Jan 1, 2018 Toaplan/Treco
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Twin Cobra, released in Japan as Kyukyoku Tiger (究極タイガー Kyūkyoku Taigā?), is a 1987 helicopter-themed shoot 'em up arcade game developed by Toaplan. It was published by Taito Corporation in Japan, and by Romstar in North America, and is one of Toaplan's most popular arcade games. It is a spiritual sequel to Tiger-Heli, and is itself followed by Twin Cobra II. Twin Cobra was later ported to the NES, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, TurboGrafx-16 and the Sharp X68000. The NES version was...
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Bally Astrocade
Dec 12, 2017
software
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Click here to read the manual for this game. Congratulations! You have just stepped into the world of Machine Language. No longer are the secrets of fast graphics and infinite program control held out of your grasp. But let's not be hasty! For along with this new found flexibility comes additional responsibilities and tedious frustrations you may not have experienced before. So, before we get too far along let me say a few words about who this new cartridge is aimed at. You may have been aware...
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Master System
Dec 1, 2017
software
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Wonder Boy in Monster Land Rev 1 1988 Sega
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Master System
Dec 1, 2017
software
eye 4,481
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comment 1
Ghostbusters 1986 Sega
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Game Gear
Nov 10, 2017 Atari/Sega
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Published by SEGA of America, Inc. Developed by Atari, Inc. Released 1996 Also For Genesis ESRB Rating Kids to Adults Genre Action Perspective 3rd-Person Perspective Theme Arcade, Paddle / Pong, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Shooter Misc Coin-Op Conversion, Compilation / Shovelware Description Arcade Classics offers three classic Atari titles. It includes the following games: * Missile Command * Centipede * Pong (Ultrapong: both Pong and Hockey) All games have selectable difficulty options. They contain...
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Console Living Room: Mattel Intellivision
Nov 2, 2017
software
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Intellivision: Tetris (2000)(-)(PD)
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Genesis
Oct 24, 2017 Sega
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Shadowrun is an action role-playing game for the Sega Genesis, never released for european or japanese systems (Sega Megadrive). Adapted from the cyberpunk role-playing game Shadowrun by FASA, developed by BlueSky Software and released in 1994. The game is the second in a Shadowrun series of video game adaptations and has a more open ended style of gameplay than its 1993 precursor, Shadowrun by Beam Software. Shadowrun offers the player an open style of gameplay, where one controls the main...
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Magnavox Odyssey 2
Sep 3, 2017
software
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To view the manual for this game, go here . Pickaxe Pete is similar in many ways to Donkey Kong . You play a miner named Pickaxe Pete, and you start off in the middle of the screen with a pick-axe. There are three doors from which boulders are coming, bouncing down the mine-shafts; every time Pete destroys one of these he gains 3 points, although the axe wears out after a while and disappears. When two boulders collide, they explode, and out comes either a pick-axe which floats to the bottom of...
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Genesis
Aug 28, 2017 Taito
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Space Invaders 91 1991 Taito US
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Master System
Aug 26, 2017
software
eye 629
favorite 2
comment 1
Choplifter 1985 Sega beta
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Master System
Aug 23, 2017
software
eye 4,065
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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Rev 1 1992 Sega
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Genesis
Aug 13, 2017 Acclaim/Arena Entertainment/Probe
software
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Alien 3 Rev 1 1992 Acclaim Arena Entertainment Probe EU-US en
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Magnavox Odyssey 2
Aug 12, 2017
software
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To read the manual for this game, go here . It’s all the thrills of pinball, minus approximately 75% of the excitement! Use your joystick to control the plunger tension and launch your ball into play. Use the action button to pop the flippers, keeping your ball on the field and out of trouble. The bumpers and spinner score big points… well, relatively speaking. Also known as Flipper Game .
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Magnavox Odyssey 2
Jul 22, 2017
software
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To view the manual for this game, go here . As Popeye, you’re trying to catch Olive Oyl’s falling hearts before they descend to sea level and are lost, while ducking Bluto’s punches at the same time. A can of spinach appears every so often, giving you the opportunity to read the big bully the riot act (comic strip-style, of course).
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Super A'Can
Jul 21, 2017 Funtech
software
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boomzoo
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Coleco Colecovision
Jul 15, 2017 Atari
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Dig Dug (ディグダグ Digu Dagu?) is an arcade game developed and published by Namco in Japan in 1982 for Namco Galaga hardware. It was later published outside of Japan by Atari, Inc.. A popular game based on a simple concept, it was also released as a video game on many consoles. The objective of Dig Dug is to eliminate underground-dwelling monsters by inflating them with an air pump until they pop, or by dropping rocks on them. There are two kinds of enemies in the game: Pookas - A race of...
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Magnavox Odyssey 2
Jul 5, 2017
software
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In the opening screen – the mists of time, so the rulebook tells us – two players pick their characters’ classes. Warriors are sword-wielding strongmen, wizards can cast spells from a distance, phantoms can walk through solid walls (but not lava formations), and changelings can become invisible when they move. The two intrepid adventurers then set forth on a quest to retrieve the ten rings of power from randomly selected dungeons and filled with randomly selected horrors.
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
Jul 3, 2017
software
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A beta version of the Atari 2600 game Freeway which contained a human with blood splatters instead of a more kid-friendly chicken. (The description of the game "Freeway" below courtesy of MobyGames via a CC license .) In Freeway, your job is to help the chicken cross the road! Each time you successfully guide the chicken across ten lanes of freeway traffic, you earn a point. Try to score as many points as you can by the end of the 2 minute 16 second time limit! In the two player game,...
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
Jul 3, 2017
software
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Frogger is an arcade game introduced in 1981. It was developed by Konami, and licensed for worldwide distribution by Sega/Gremlin. The object of the game is to direct frogs to their homes one by one. To do this, each frog must avoid cars while crossing a busy road and navigate a river full of hazards. Skillful players may obtain some bonuses along the way. The game is regarded as a classic from the golden age of video arcade games and was noted for...
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Mega Duck WG-108
Jul 3, 2017
software
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favorite 0
comment 1
Arctic Zone 1993 Commin
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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Sega Game Gear
Jul 3, 2017 Beam Software/Broderbund/Extreme Entertainment
software
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Choplifter III: Rescue Survive (チョップリフターⅢ?) is a shoot 'em up video game for the Super NES, which was released in North America, Europe and Japan in 1994. In Europe, a remake of Choplifter II was released under the same name, and later ported to Game Gear. Despite the confusing name change, these are not conversions of the Super Nintendo game. It was the third Choplifter title starting with the original Apple II game released in 1982. The gameplay revolves around piloting a...
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